In 2009 I was on probation in Jackson Cty, OR. I left the state without permission and set up residence in Erie, PA. I have since been charged and completed prison time for new charges and am currently on parole in PA. I intend to return to Jackson Cty in Aug and turn myself in to clear the warrants. I have made many positive changes in the past year and am 100% compliant with my parole currently. I would like to negotiate my return so that my probation is just reinstated and no jail time is required as I have a 3 year old child and am currently pregnant. What are the steps I should take?
The very first step, and the most important step, for you to take is to contact a private criminal defense attoney in Jackson County, OR and have a full discussion. You will not be able to negotiate anything at all most likely, let an attorney do that.
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In Oregon, every jurisdiction is different. Some prosecutorial agencies are willing to arrange an appearance date in advance where you can show up out of custody and get a court date without going to jail or where you can resolve the pv right there. Others require that you show up, and turn yourself into the jail before they will negotiate. An experienced criminal lawyer in Jackson County will have the relationships with the prosecutors and the experience with their policies to advise you. You can call the Oregon State Bar for a referral. You also may want to call the Jackson County Public Defender's office and ask to speak to the duty attorney and see if they can help. Good luck.
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